An Anchorage man was sentenced to prison for multiple armed robberies on Nov. 13, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

An Anchorage man was sentenced to prison for multiple armed robberies on Nov. 13, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Anchorage man gets 13 years for multiple armed robberies

No one was injured, but the man did shoot into the ceiling in the robberies.

An Anchorage man was sentenced to more than 13 years imprisonment for a pair of armed robberies, according to a Department of Justice news release.

Kek Nyathor Bol, 22, was sentenced Friday for a pair of summer 2019 robberies in Anchorage.

The first was of a Cash America on June 1, 2019, wherein Bol entered the building, fired a round into the ceiling, and demanded money, according to the department. He escaped with slightly less than $400. Two weeks later, Bol robbed a Credit Union 1 location, again firing into the ceiling. He escaped with more. than $8,000, according to the press release.

[Misdemeanor jury trials postponed until December due to coronavirus]

Federal agents executed a search warrant on Bol’s vehicle and apartment later that, locating the weapon, identified with ballistics, and the money, identified by serial numbers, from the robberies.

“The impact of this robbery is far beyond financial. Mr. Bol’s actions have made a deep and irreparable impact on our employees, members and local Anchorage community. said Credit Union 1 COO Rachel Langtry. “Beyond the scope of monetary loss, his reckless, premeditated actions threatened lives and permanently damaged the emotional well being of innocent people in a manner that can never be truly fixed,”

The investigation was carried out by the FBI with assistance from the Anchorage Police Department, according to the department.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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